Name: Professor Pearce
Photo one Evaluation
Assignment:    Motion Control

Assignment Goal:
Motion control can be used to freeze a moving subject to capture something that the eye can't see or analyze. Motion can also be used to blur moving subjexts to create a ghostly or surreal image.
Demonstrate your ability to capture the same subject with both frozen and blurry motion.
Produce additional images (both frozen and blurry) where motion is an important component to make the images strong.
Submit two strong examples of image pairs showing both freeze and blur.
Make an animated gif file showing the change from frozen to blurry.
Submit two strong examples of images where frozen motion is an important component of the image.
Submit two strong examples of images where blurry motion is an important component of the image.

Professor,Here is your evaluation of the Motion Control exercise.

Grading based on 4pt scale with +or- points
 You tried to blur motion in direct sunlight and had overexposure

(this is an alert if there was a serious problem with the exercise - only shows up when filled in)

Effort: Number shot, variety of times, subjects, and locations (+ -) ~     -0.1

Technical-: Focus, exposure, AV mode to change f/stop and shutter speed (10%)~          1
Formal: Creativity, point of view, composition, lighting, subject (40%) ~     3
Goal -Motion: Meeting requirements and achieving the assignment goal on time (50%) ~     3

Self Evaluation: Eval form, assesment of shoot ~ (+ -)    0.1
Workflow: Renaming, rating, organizing folders ~ (+ -)    -0.1
Class work: in-class demo , create gif animation ~ (+ -)     0.1

     Subtotal:       2.9000000000000004
    Extra Credit/Penalty:     0.1

    Total Score:       3.0000000000000004    Letter: B

    Missed Classes:     28 (this will show how many total classes you have misses)

Professor, you did well. keep applying yourself .

You captured frozen motion well but your subjects for the blurry photos don't show the effect of a slow shutter speed

Effort - you shot everything in 1 hr, you didn't rename your files

You may re-do or add to the assignment within one week if you misunderstood or need to improve. (see me)

Please contact me at    if you have any questions or concerns.


1) Find a subject that is moving in moderate light. Direct sunlight is too bright to allow slow shutter speeds. If the light is too dim, you won't be able to freeze the motion with a fast shutter speed. Cloudy or shady outdoor light and bright indoor light should work best. The light in our classroom is just about right. Your subject should be predictable and consistent. When starting out you should simplify what you shoot. Pick something that won't stop or move away as you set up to shoot. The lighting should also be consistent.
If you subject is lighter or darker than ""medium gray"" make exposure value adjustments to get the correct exposure. Make sure your white balance is correct.
2) Set up your tripod and compose your photograph, framing to concentrate on the motion and eliminate distracting elements. You will make multiple exposures at different shutter speeds without moving the camera.
3) Set your camera to ""aperture priority"" and check the exposure settings.
4) First Exposure - Adjust your lens opening (f/stop) to the smallest opening (highest number) like f/16.
This will require a long shutter speed to give you the proper exposure.
5) Second Exposure -Change your lens opening to the largest opening (lowest number) like f/2 or f2.8
In aperture priority your shutter speed will change to get the proper exposure.
Your shutter speed should be much faster. Make your second exposure.

If the lighting is not optimal, you might have to change the ISO to use the largest and smallest lens openings.

Now repeat this sequence with at least one additional subjects, try for variety. Total of 9 exposures.

Phase Two~ Experiment with different motion control techniques.
You don't need to bracket these shots.
Remember the techniques we discussed in class- Panning the camera, extra long exposures and fast shutter speed to freeze motion.
Shoot a variety of images to try out the different effects. Save your mistakes to try to learn about the way timing affects images.
You will select the best of your photos to share in class."